The Lovers of Teruel

The Lovers of Teruel 1962

This puzzling experimental film is written and directed by Raymond Rouleau, who uses effects like changing color tones and masks to put across a drama within a dance drama. The set is a sound stage and the actors in this film are dancers on the stage, performing a mime-ballet derived from one particular legend. Both the enacted legend and the actual events affecting the dancers are parallel. The lead dancer Isa (Ludmila Tcherina) is still nursing her wounds after her first love left her to stand alone at the altar. Now one of the dancers wants to expand his relationship with Isa -- and soon after, the cad who jilted her suddenly shows up again. Tragedy follows closely behind.

A Day Longer Than Night

A Day Longer Than Night 1983

This somber story of love lost forever is set against the backdrop of the changes that Communism brought to the state of Georgia in the former USSR after the 1917 Revolution. Eva and Archil are deeply in love and they pledge to be with each other always. After they marry, Archil dies suddenly and Eva is left alone and childless. Along comes the ruthless Spiridon who romances Eva and marries her - though his cold and cruel spirit break Eva's naturally buoyant self, until she sullenly eats alone, and avoids intimacy with her husband as much as possible. They adopt a daughter, who does not take sides between her glum mother and silent father. When the Communist cadres enter their village to promote the ideals of the October revolution, Eva starts to warm to her husband a little because he joins in that movement. Then her husband commits the fatal error of revealing a previous crime - an error that will later cause their grown daughter to question her parents' strange behavior.

Herbie Hancock: Jazz Channel

Herbie Hancock: Jazz Channel 2001

Legendary jazz pianist, composer and innovator Herbie Hancock performs live on "Jazz Central." This concert was recorded live at Black Entertainment Television's Studio II in Washington, D.C. It features Hancock playing his Grammy Award-winning style of jazz with his complex and earthy rhythmic signature. Tracks: Fascinating Rhythm, St. Louis Blues, Cotton Tail, Blueberry Rhyme, The Man I Love, Here Come De Honey Man, Cantaloupe Island, One Finger Snap, Maiden Voyage.

Midnight Frolics

Midnight Frolics 1949

Filmed record of a burlesque show, with Sunny Knight ("The Golden Girl of the Golden West") as the headliner.

Frank Zappa: We Don't Mess Around

Frank Zappa: We Don't Mess Around 1978

Tracklisting: 1. Pound for a Brown 2. Baby Snakes 3. Deathless Horsie 4. Dancin' Fool 5. Easy Meat 6. Honey Don't You Want A Man Like Me 7. Keep It Greasey 8. Why Does It Hurt When I Pee? 9. Sofa #2 10. Vinnie's Seal Call Fusion Music 11. Bobby Brown 12. Conehead 13. Dead Air/I'm On Duty 14. St. Alphonzo's Pancake Breakfast 15. Father Oblivion 16. Rollo 17. Bamboozled Outro

Land of Look Behind

Land of Look Behind 1982

There has never been a documentary like "Land of Look Behind". Relatively unknown due to poor distribution and New York Film Festival skullduggery, this breathtaking film presents a unique epic vision with quasi-dramatic elements and cinematographic wizardry. The non-reggae original soundtrack is outstanding, as is the reggae music of Bob Marley and Gregory Isaacs. The great documentary filmmaker Werner Herzog has called "Look Behind" the non-fiction film that has influenced him most over the last fifteen years. Indeed, this film's peers are the best of Herzog, Bunuel's "Land Without Bread", Flaherty's "Nanook" and Leacock-Pennebaker's "Louisiana Story". With thoughtful viewing, one will see this moving documentary actually end with a lovely little dream sequence. No American has come close to making a film this ingenious in the last thirty years.

Incubus:  Look Alive

Incubus: Look Alive 2007

Incubus: Look Alive is a dedicated summation of the state of Incubus, the alt-metal band born in the San Fernando Valley. While the seemingly low-key band takes to the road in some fairly exotic places, it demonstrates during live performances of the jangly "Quicksand," the hard-rocking "Megalomaniac," and dramatic "Anna Molly" that vocalist Brandon Boyd, guitarist Mike Einziger, bassist Dirk Lance, and drummer Jose Pasillas are close to mastering their ever-developing penchant for radical tonal shifts within songs. A novel element on this disc is travel footage from the band’s tour, including images from Israel, Dubai, London, and peculiarly beautiful, surreal shots of Iceland.

Zirkus Saran

Zirkus Saran 1935

Knox owns half of the Circus Saran and acts as a clown there. He hides his circus life from his daughter and is very embarrassed when his daughter finds out his true profession. Hans Moser, who plays Knox, performs poorly, because the character he plays is simply not funny. Leo Slezak, who owns the other half of the circus, as well as Pat and Patachon perform better. The only really good thing about this film is its music, composed by Robert Stolz; especially the song "Ein bisschen Sing-Sang und gute Kameradschaft" , which can be heard throughout the movie.

Primus - Blame It On The Fish

Primus - Blame It On The Fish 2006

In 2003, the eccentric rock band Primus returned from a four-year recording and touring hiatus with a new collection of material, ANIMALS SHOULD NOT ACT LIKE PEOPLE, and a supporting tour dubbed the Tour de Fromage. BLAME IT ON THE FISH documents the tour in typical Primus (i.e. weird) fashion with an appropriately bizarre collection of live-performance clips, interviews, and behind-the-scenes footage, as well as bonus material that includes a "futuristic" mockumentary that reimagines the band 60 years into the future.

The Fantômas Melvins Big Band: Live from London 2006

The Fantômas Melvins Big Band: Live from London 2006 2008

Recorded on May 1, 2006 at Kentish Town Forum, Live from London 2006 features the amassed crew of Mike Patton, Buzz Osborne, Dave Lombardo, Trevor Dunn, Dale Crover and Sir David Scott Stone. Filmed by Douglas Pledger, Matthew Rozeik and Alex Gunnis the music is culled from the sole Fantômas / Melvins Big Band release (Millennium Monsterwork) as well as music from both the Melvins and Fantômas catalogues. Bonus feature is an audio commentary with Danny DeVito, Ipecac co-owner Greg Werckman, booking agent Robby Fraser, Melvins' Dale Crover and Buzz Osborne.

Henry

Henry 2010

Henry can't control himself : he's got to cheat, con, plot. It's not his fault, it's his nature ! Underhand deals, compromise, lies, and betrayals are the daily lot of this guitarist for provincial village dances. And he has no qualms about anything : getting his depressed sister committed, ripping off his mother who's grief-stricken after the death of her companion, compromising himself with an extreme right-wing party.